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In a Family Way

This week on Exploring Music, we’ll listen to families making music through the generations, each with their own stories to share. 

Program 1

On Monday, Mozart & Bach are the perfect vehicles for musical families. 

J.S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in d minor, BWV 1043,
RPO/Goossens; D. & I. Oistrakh, vlns.
DG 447427
4: 13
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E- flat Major, K. 364, II & III
Moscow Philharmonic/Menhuin;
D. Oistrakh, v.; I. Oistrakh, vla.
BBC Legends 4019
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano, K. 376, II
Y. Menuhin, v.; H. Menuhin, p.
EMI 63834
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano, K. 378, I
Yehudi Menuhin, v.; Yaltah Menuhin, p.
EMI 63834
Mozart: Concerto for Three Pianos in F Major, K. 242, III
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy; Robert, Jean & Gaby Casadesus, pianos.
Urania 4247
Mozart: “Là ci Darem La Mano” fr. Don Giovanni, K. 527
Staatskapelle Berlin/Fricke; Lear, s.; Stewart, ten.
Berlin Classics
Foster: “Hard Times Come Again No More” & “Beautiful Dreamer”
Lear, s.; Stewart, ten.; Werba, p.
DG 689702
3:15, 2:24
Mozart: Concerto for Three Pianos in F Major, K. 242 (excerpt)
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy; Robert, Jean & Gaby Casadesus, pianos.
Urania 4247


Program 2

On Tuesday, Ernst & Andreas Haefliger sing Mahler and play Beethoven respectively, and we hear a piece written by Dvorak for hischildren. 

Mahler: “Das Trinklied Vom Jammer Der Erde” fr. Das Lied von der Erde
NY Phil/Walter; E. Haefliger, ten.
Sony 92460
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in c minor, Op. 111, I
A. Haefliger, p.
Avie 41
Prokofiev: Sonata in D Major for Flute and Piano, Op. 94  I & II
Piccinini, fl.; A. Haefliger, p.
Avie 2087
Dvorák: Sonatina in G Major, Op. 100
G. Shaham, v.; O. Shaham, p.
DG 449820


Program 3

On Wednesday, we meet the Serkins and Franks with the help Mozart, Beethoven and Saint-Saëns.  

Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, K. 365, I
Marlboro Festival Orchestra/Schneider; R. & P. Serkin, pnos.
Sony 46255
Beethoven: Sonata No. 9 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Kreutzer , I
P. Frank, v.; C. Frank. p.
Music & Arts 1143
Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy; Frank & Kallir, pnos.
Sony 62638


Program 4

On Thursday, we listen to families of singers and pianists and learn a bit from Bill Siegmund about studios in NYC. 

Moreno-Torroba: Caballero del Alto Plumero "Flower Duet"
         fr. Luisa Fernanda
Orch/Marco; Marti, ten., Caballé, s.
RCA 68148
Offenbach: “Belle Nuit” fr. The Tales of Hoffmann
Barcelona Teatro Liceo Orchestra/Gimenez; Caballé, s.; Martí, s.
RCA 129646
Falla: Canciones Espanolas (excerpts)
Los Romeros, gtrs.
Phil 412609
Lecuona: Malagueña From Andalucia Suite
G. & R. Brown, pnos.
RCA 78719
Liebermann: Garoyles, Op. 29, III
M. Brown, p.
RCA 78719
Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Des. & Deo. Brown, pnos.
RCA 78719
Paganini: Theme and Variations, Op. 8, La Streghe
Sitkovetsky , v.; Davidovich, p.
Artek 30
Brahms: Sonata in A Major, Op. 100, I
Sitkovetsky, v.; Davidovich, p.
Novalis 150703
Joplin: Bethena-Ragtime Waltz (excerpt)
K. & M. Labèque, pnos.
Sony 48381


Program 5

Our Friday we play some truly special selections including Stravinsky, and a piece written by a Peter Lieberson for his mezzo-soprano wife. 

I. Stravinsky: Concerto for Two Solo Pianos, III & IV
I. & S. Stravinsky, pnos.
EMI 54607
McFerrin: Discipline
Rob. & Bobby McFerrin, voc.
Puccini: “O Soave Fanciulla” fr. La Bohème
Modena Teatro Comunale Orchestra/Magiera; Pavarotti, ten.; Freni, s.
RCA 62541
Dvorák: Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 21, I
Chung Trio
Decca 421118
Dvorák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81, III
Orion Quartet; Serkin, p.
Arab 6731
P. Lieberson: “Amor mio, si muero y tu no mueres” fr. Neruda Songs
BSO/Levine; L. Hunt-Lieberson, ms.
Nonesuch 79954
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (excerpts)
WQXR Radio Broadcast
Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, K. 365, III
Marlboro Festival Orchestra/Schneider; R. & P. Serkin, pnos.
Sony 46255



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